Senior Associate in FSDI

7 days left

Recruiter
Eversheds Sutherland
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Expires
30 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world's largest law firms with more than 2,300 lawyers located in 61 offices in 29 countries. Our dedicated Corporate Crime and Investigations practice includes former prosecutors, regulators and investigators. We are particularly well known for complex multi-jurisdictional investigations and advice on the intersection of criminal, civil and regulatory laws. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, we provide innovative and effective legal advice wherever clients operate.

Our clients include financial institutions, corporations, utilities and public bodies. We also represent directors, officers and employees accused of misconduct. Our sector expertise is particularly strong in financial services, energy and natural resources, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, engineering, construction, aerospace and diversified industrials.

Principal areas of work include:

Investigations and prosecutions by government, law enforcement and regulatory agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Serious Fraud Office, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the National Bureau of Investigation and other specialist financial crime units

Financial misstatement, market manipulation, insider trading and securities misconduct

Compliance and criminal defence relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (US), the Bribery Act 2010 (UK), Sapin II (France) and other anti-corruption laws worldwide

Internal investigations into alleged fraud, bribery, embezzlement and other unethical or unlawful conduct

Compliance and investigations relating to money laundering (AML), terrorist financing (CTF) and the proceeds of crime

Tax and duty evasion and misconduct under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Transaction due diligence on bribery, fraud and financial crime issues in the context of M&A

Arbitration and civil litigation involving allegations of bribery or fraud

Investigating, quantifying and recovering losses arising from criminal conduct of employees, suppliers and business partners, including by way of private prosecutions, criminal complaints, civil search orders, freezing orders and civil fraud litigation

Sanctions and export controls

Designing business-friendly systems and controls (including policies and training) to ensure compliance with criminal law, civil law and regulatory obligations

Key responsibilities:

The Corporate Crime and Investigations team seeks a hard-working senior associate to join a growing practice supporting corporate clients dealing with misconduct within their operations.

The work is unique and cross-discipline, involving privately prosecuting and defending criminal actions, and representing claimants and defendants in civil actions. We operate at all levels of the civil and criminal courts, with an emphasis on the excellence of our investigative capabilities. Members of the team are ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers in corporate crime, civil fraud and white collar defence, and the team has seen tremendous growth since 2008.

The successful candidate will have formal litigation experience both at trial and in interlocutory proceedings, and experience of litigating in civil and criminal matters is preferred. A strong background in investigations is required, together with experience managing teams of all sizes. Technical legal expertise across the full range of corporate crime offences and strong drafting skills are favoured.

This is a fee earning role and the individual will be expected to manage a mixed case load of civil and criminal disputes and internal investigations, as well as working collaboratively on larger cross-office projects.

In particular, we are looking for expertise in the following areas:

Technical legal knowledge of white collar crime, including corruption, fraud and money laundering

Management of multi-jurisdictional investigations

Experience of 'quasi-criminal' civil actions and related interlocutory applications such as Norwich Pharmacal orders, freezing orders, search orders, other injunctive relief

Civil and criminal procedural expertise, including asset tracing and recovery in both disciplines

Quality drafting abilities both for pleadings and investigative reports

Understanding of evidential requirements in civil and criminal actions

Ideal profile

You will be pro-active and willing to get involved in business development and contribute to the strategic direction of the team, utilising the network of contacts that you have already started to build;

Provide support and guidance to junior lawyers in the team, and effectively manage the achievement of the clients' litigation objectives.

You will have access to sector specialists and be expected to work with these contacts across the firm to help develop growth areas for the team;

A good understanding of how to manage a client relationship and how to deliver client service excellence.

Skills and experience:

5 years+ PQE experience within a high performing dispute resolution team working on complex issues (or outside this PQE level with related experience in another field)

Strong technical skills, commercial acumen and excellent academic qualifications, with a degree classification of 2:1 or higher.

Exposure to business development activities and a good understanding of how to win work.

Can do' attitude and prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we are able to meet our clients' needs.

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